23rd June 2000 at 01:00
July 3 Ratha Yatra (Hindu) In major cities a large image of the god Jagannatha (below) is pulled on a carriage through the streets, hence the English word "juggernaut".

July 9 Anniversary of the martyrdom of the Bab (Baha'i)

The herald of the Baha'i faith was executed by firing squad i 1850.

July 13-15 O-Bon (Buddhist)

A Japanese festival to celebrate the return of the spirits of departed friends.

July 16 Asala (Buddhist)

The anniversary of the Buddha's first sermon.

July 23 (Rastafarian)

Birthday of Haile Selassie, emperor of Ethiopa.

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